People looking forward to the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens felt a shock upon seeing a black stormtrooper pop on screen in the opening seconds. Some think it’s not true to the Star Wars tradition.
What makes no sense is that fans don’t know the storyline to the new film. They don’t know how this new stormtrooper entered the Star Wars universe, as we wouldn’t upon seeing any new character introduced in this reboot of the franchise.
Whether with stormtroopers black or white, or other, a new Star Wars is coming.
I imagine that J.J. Abrams knew what a storm of controversy he would create, as so much pressure was on him to please traditionalist Star Wars fans.